Minor changes to the site theme

I succeeded in not blowing up the site again... I guess it helps if you don't try to update Drupal 6 with Drupal 5.

So what have I been doing?

Minor tweaks to the theme. Minor tweaks to installed modules. Adding modules to the new site. One of the modules I installed was Search 404. When I created this new site, I just started from scratch. All the original links that the search engines indexed are now wrong and without the Search 404 module, you'd be sent to a 404 page instead of the page you were looking for. What does this module do? Searches the new site for the article you were originally looking for and finds it for you. It's not perfect, but it finds most pages requests. I think this is going to be one of the first modules I will create a video tutorial on to show how it works. It's a site saver when you update your site with new URLs. Look for it soon here!

Other than that, I still have some tweaking to do, I still have to move a few of the old videos to Blip.tv, and I am going on vacation tomorrow for a week. Look for new videos after that. :)

New site is up... take 2

Take 2: Welcome to the new Drupal Dude. I've neglected the site, but no more! I have been using Drupal 6 and I've learned a lot and I'd like to pass on what I've learned. Drupal is a great CMS and it has won another award this year! See why today.

I also added a new book store. Help support the site by purchasing your books on Drupal from my book store.

Unfortunately in the switchover, I lost all the comments from the old site and the URLS have changed. This means that for a while, the search engines will not have the latest info. Hopefully the links will be updated soon on the search engines. Sorry about that! I do want to thank you for all the comments I have received and I hope you enjoy the new site!

-Drupal Dude

Drupal Poormanscron Module

On a standard Drupal installation, you need to run Cron Jobs (or tasks as they are called sometimes). Drupal will actually give you an status error if you don't run a cron job after you install Drupal.

Cron is driven by a configuration file that specifies Unix to run certain commands on periodically on a given schedule. This is how Drupal knows when to publish an article at a certain time and how it indexes the site for it's built in search engine. Without running Cron, Drupal would never do these items.

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